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City to set vote for Fondren Business Improvement District

With Hurricane Gordon barreling down on the Mississippi Gulf Coast last week, Entergy officials were ready, weeks after the opening of a new $20 million distribution operations center (DOC).

Hall Carter was recently named the new executive director of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation. The Memphis native has worked for several U.S. senators, most recently serving as Sen. Roger Wicker’s executive assistant and scheduler.

Jackson city officials aren’t sure when they’ll be able to repair two recent sewer main breaks on the Northside but hope to make the repairs as soon as possible.

When Ridgeland Alderman Wes Hamlin was in college and imagined what his future might be like, he saw himself in the pulpit, not in politics.

Craft Center to be renamed in honor of the late Gov. Bill Waller; dedication slated September 23

The Mississippi Craft Center has been renamed the William Lowe “Bill” Waller Sr. Craft Center.


Guillot fellows

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Global Studies Program Director Przemek Tokarski, along with members of the Global Studies Faculty Advisory Committee, announced the 2018 Guillot Fellows. The following 10 students have received grants to do service work around the world.



TV day

Jackson Academy students (from left) Avery Hendrick, Samia Wilson, and Ashton Berry dressed as characters from their favorite television shows for homecoming week festivities.


Beauties

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted among the beauties and beaux are (from left) Addison Galloway and Jake Maloney.



Rainbows

Preschoolers at First Presbyterian Day School celebrated the end of “rainbow week” by wearing bright colors or their favorite color. Shown are (from left) Nella Hunter, Ella Dismuke, and Della Burns.





dress for express

First Presbyterian Day School first-graders dressed in pajamas to watch “The Polar Express.”  Shown are (from left, back) Woody Wise, Charlie James, Baxter Hughes, London Mabry, Layla Giachelli, Timothy Fulcher, Tate Shull; (middle row) Joseph Phillips, Emma Reid, Nellie Barnett, Emma Shay, Lydian Peipon; (front) Rivers Smith, George Steiner an



Sign for baseball

Madison Central High School senior Kirkland Trahan signed to play baseball at Jones County Junior College next year. Shown are (standing)Ty Trahan; (seated, from left) Wendi Gowdy, Kirkland and Kortney Trahan.


Performers

Prep students (from left, standing) Mason Deas, Madeline Page, Emerson Busin; (kneeling) Sophia Malone performed in Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker.” All four dancers are students at the Mississippi Metropolitan Dance Academy and were selected for their roles in The Nutcracker via audition in September.


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Madison-Ridgeland Academy had a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the new middle school building and dining commons.